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Jul 11, 2013 - TTN Chestnut Lake near Atlantic City, NJ

The harrowing drive from Scotrun, PA to Port Republic, 15 miles north of Atlantic City, NJ, was only 168 miles. We drove south from I-80 on US Hwy 206 right through some beautiful countryside and also Princeton and Trenton, whew. Dave is glad he doesn’t have to do that one again. Our two week stay is going to take us on a little touring of Atlantic City area. We want to see the boardwalk, Lucy, The Margate Elephant, and Absecon Lighthouse. After the quick 15 mile drive we drove into Atlantic city, but soon head south 4 miles to Margate....

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Jul 21, 2012 - Absecon Lighthouse

Our first stop this morning was at the local Post Office which turned out to be very small and quite old fashioned. It was so neat, we had to get a few pictures. Next, we drove to Absecon Lighthouse. It was built in 1857. It currently stands landlocked in northern Atlantic City. When we asked why it wasn't near the water, we were told that long ago the water was where Ocean Street is today but because of erosion, jetties were built and land filled in. Lighthouses are identified by their light at night and by their paint job during the day....

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New England Trip

Jul 19, 2012 - Seaside Heights and Barnegat Light

We started our day with breakfast at the hotel, then drove to Mamaronek, NY in hopes of visiting Bill's Aunt Betty. The phone had been disconnected and we did not have cell phone numbers for Bill's cousins so we just hoped for the best. When we got there, no one was home but a neighbor told us that Aunt Betty was in California with her other son. He also told us that Rory (Bill's cousin) had been at the house just minutes before and perhaps we could catch him at his recording studio in town. So, we went to town and did indeed find Rory and...

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New England Trip

Jul 18, 2012 - Diners and 911 Memorial

Today we headed to north Joisey with the intention of eating at a few diners, seeing the 911 Memorial and visiting Bill's Aunt in Mamaronek, NY. We went first to a joint called Rutt's Hutt. It is known for its deep fried hot dogs which they call rippers because the frying sort of mangles the dogs. They were good especially with the relish made of carrots, pickles and cabbage(tasted like sauerkraut) and some spicy mustard and chilie. We went next to the hotel but were too early to check in so headed to the ferry to head for New York and our...

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New England Trip

Jul 17, 2012 - Atlantic City

Today we spent the morning cleaning house, then drove to Atlantic City. Finally finding a place to park, we headed to the boardwalk which we found to be dirty and dingy. We walked in and out of one of the casinos, found a place we thought might be safe to eat on the boardwalk and had a hot dog. Then, because it was very hot and we felt there was nothing worth seeing, we went back to the truck. We drove to the south end of the Boardwalk to take a look at Lucy the Elephant. According to the literature in the gift shop, Lucy was the first...

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New England Trip

Jul 16, 2012 - Cape May and Wildwoods

Today, we drove down to Cape May which is at the southern tip of New Jersey. Cape May is an old seashore resort with many Victorian gingerbread houses. Our first stop was at the lighthouse. It was built in 1859 and has been fully restored. We wandered around the grounds and stopped at the small museum where we learned about how the Cape May point was used to track German U-Boats during World War II. On the beach, in front of the lighthouse, a bunker remains. Next, we went into town and had lunch at the Blue Pig Tavern which is part of the...

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New England Trip

Jul 15, 2012 - Headed to New Jersey

Beginning Mileage 22234 Ending Mileage 22391 Blueberry Hill RV Resort 283 Clarks Landing Rd Port Republic, NJ 08241 609-652-1661 7.5/8.5/7 We were up early and off to fuel the truck then were underway by 9:30am and at our destination and set up by 4:00pm. The new campground is nice with some trees and grass and sand sites. They have a little cafe which serves lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. It is not too far from Atlantic City.

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New England Trip

Aug 20, 2010 - Port Republic NJ

Arrived at this campresort and was very pleasantly surprised. It’s one of the nicest RPI members we’ve camped at. A couple reviews I had read were not flattering and some had high praises. Glad we went for it. First time we’ve been in a totally flat campground. I can ride through the entire place. The sites are not the largest we’ve been on but not the smallest. We are on the lake but I haven’t seen any geese or ducks so there’s no poo. Couldn’t believe it but about 10 miles from here on the Garden State Parkway we saw 5 young deer grazing...

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May 27, 2010 - Barnegat Lighthouse

Today, we had to go back to Manahawkin to change some things at Costco. From there, we went few miles north to Barnegat, to a bike path. It's one of the Rails-to-Trails paths, done on an old railroad bed. Level and easy to do. This one isn’t completed, so we had only three miles to ride. Eventually, it will be 14 miles long. As we biked along, we saw several walkers and followed a jogger to the end. He was a young man, jogging, pushing a baby stroller with his 4-month-old daughter in it. She woke up when he finished his run - such a pretty...

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Sep 2, 2009 - Port Republic, New Jersey

We did a lot of driving around near Port Republic. We even drove north about 70 miles so exchange a camera lens I bought. Later that day a friend from the forum came over and we went out to dinner. He is Brian, and I posted his picture. Yesterday we went to Batsto which is a historic village from the late 1700's and early 1800. All the 1700 stuff burnt down. It is a big place and we walked quit a bit. I'll let the pictures explain most of it. The way it is now is they way it was after a rich guy bought the place. Initially they made iron,...

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Jul 14, 2007 - Port Republic, Historic Smithville

Port Republic, NJ, Chestnut Lakes RV Resort Hi Everybody, Well here we are in the huge town of Port Republic, NJ, NOT. We're staying in a little RV Resort called Chestnut Lakes and it's fine, nice sized lake and about 4 times a day a huge flock of Canadian geese would land, block the road for as long as they wanted and of course leave their little "deposits" everywhere. When we first got there I walked our puppies right away and of course we always pick up after them, but I kept seeing stuff not picked up and was getting irritated that...

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